Rudy Pevenage, personal advisor to T-Mobile's Jan Ullrich, won't be sitting in the team car accompanying the team captain during today's Deutschland Tour time trial. Sitting next to Director Sportif Mario Kummer will be team manager Olaf Ludwig. "I will sit there," Ludwig said, noting, "In the races leading up to the Tour, Rudy sat in the team car during time trials. But not during the Tour or afterwards - that is what we agreed on."
Pevenage, who is paid directly by the sponsor and not by the team, said that, "It would probably be better for Jan's motivation if I were directly by him."
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